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Brewed by St. Bernardus Brouwerij
Style: Abbey Tripel
Watou, Belgium

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RATINGS: 2023   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This beer, with high fermentation, has a pale amber colour and a flowery, fruity taste with a harmonious balance between sweet and sour (8% alcohol content). This beer has a thick and vivid froth and strikes by its balanced taste with a delicate bitterness.


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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SaintMatty (5992) - Uppsala, - NOV 8, 2012
330ml Bottle - Amber/golden with a haze and a foamy head. Grain, marmalade, malt and spice in the aroma. Sweet, fruity and hoppy taste with notes of tea, apricot, lemon and malt. Very easy to drink.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
willisread (953) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 3, 2015
Bottle from Tanakaya. Pours a hazy gold with a medium-sized off-white head that lasts throughout. Wonderful fruit esters on the nose: banana, muscat, currant and orange with some cinnamon and clove notes as well. Taste is quite similar with a nice bready character along with lots of fruit. Good carbonation with a slight creamy mouthfeel. Hides the 8% ABV immaculately. Nice sweet finish. Classic tripel.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
leghorn99 (128) - Livorno, ITALY - AUG 29, 2015
Di colore oro carico, velato; forma un cappello di schiuma bianca, fine e cremosa, dalla discreta persistenza. Naso non molto pronunciato ma con una bella pulizia che permette di coglierne tutte le sfaccettature: crosta di pane, banana, pera, frutta candita (pesca, cedro), qualche sentore floreale ed una bella speziatura del lievito, un po’ di coriandolo ed una spiccata nota “piccante” che solletica le narici. Ottima la sensazione palatale: corpo medio, con un riuscitissimo equilibrio tra vivacità (bollicine) e morbidezza. Dolce in bocca di biscotto, pane e frutta sciroppata (pesca ed albicocca) ma ad equilibrare c’è un profilo abbastanza secco che non la rende mai stucchevole, ed un finale leggermente amaro erbaceo. L’alcool è assolutamente non pervenuto. Pulita, godibile e molto ben fatta, più complessa al naso che al palato.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
klm1 (509) - - AUG 28, 2015
Pours wheat like golden haze colour, with stable creamy white head. Aroma without note of an alcohol, with notes of wheat, grape, banana, caramel, cinnamon. Flavor: taste is similar, without note of an alcohol, notes of wheat, with fruity esters (banana, grape, hints of oranges), cinnamon, etc. Very well ballanced malt sweetness and hop bitterness. Body is soft, carbonation also. One of the best tripel beers.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
suprchunk (2673) - Crestview, Florida, USA - AUG 21, 2015
Pale amber pour. Sizable off white head. Lacing galore. Sweet malt aroma with hints of burnt sugar. Taste is a sweet sugary mess.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mrjaxson (371) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 21, 2015
Sweet and sour? Am I in a Chinese restaurant? Deliciously frothy, fruity (mostly raisins), bready and a hint of dry and sour on the finish. High alcohol content nicely hidden (am I sweating?). Poured from a bottle.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (6784) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 19, 2015
Keg at Cafe rose red. Pours hazy pale orange, nose is floral, toffee, light citrus, taste is similar, caramel.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Kleurplaatje (100) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 18, 2015
Pours hazy orange with a beautiful lasting, thick white head. Great lacing. Malty aroma with some clear yeasty hints. Some ripe fruits as well and also a slight spicy touch. Nice and complex. World class. Taste is smooth and perfectly balanced between sweet, roasty and bitter. Beautiful honeyish hints, nice yeasty kick, clear caramels/sugars, lingering ripe fruits and a spicy kick. Midly dryish in the aftertaste, but the fruity sweetness never fades away. Full bodied, great creamy texture and a fitting, not too lively carbonation. Wonderful balance accompanied with great complexity. Marvellous piece of beer-art and definitely a fantastic tripel.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
degbert (1405) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 17, 2015
Bottle. Pours a huge glass of foam. No, seriously, I had to wait a good five minutes to get beer out of this. When it finally calms down, we have a lovely hazy gold with the most creamy, fine-grained, even white head I’ve ever seen -- this is whipped cream here, I can get soft peaks out of it with a finger. There’s so much head it mutes the nose, but what there is is lemon, toast, yeast, and phenols. Rich and sweet on the tongue; there’s some sourness and breadiness to balance it, and it’s a nicely restrained, delicate, elegant tripel, almost perfect in how well it hangs together. Finish is long, warm, and slightly sweet. A magnificent example of the style.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rjen (46) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 15, 2015
Aroma is malt, spice, fruit, yeast, caramel and orange. Appearance is orange with an off-white head. Taste is sweet and mild bitter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Panzuriel (1472) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - AUG 14, 2015
St. Bernardus Tripel is a lightly hazy medium golden pour with a big head of off white bubbles. Nose is yeasty with some banana notes. Taste is slightly tart with some bread like qualities and a hint of wine. The body is really lush. a very nice Belgian.


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